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.pptx File Extension

Developer: Microsoft
File type: PowerPoint Presentation
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .pptx. Files with the file extension .pptx can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .pptx files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .pptx file?

Files under the PPTX extension are used to indicate presentation files created by Microsoft’s PowerPoint, a well-known software used to create presentations with the use of slide shows. Microsoft PowerPoint also supports use of different media object such as images, audio and video files, hyperlinks and other multimedia objects that can be arranged freely. It may also be presented live on a computer, and navigated through at the command of the presenter. PPTX files makes use of the Open XML format, which documents data as a collection of individual files in a compressed file, unlike PPT files, which contains all data in a single binary file.  Files with the PPTX format are saved as presentations and not as slide shows alone, so it may be viewed and edited through its authoring software which is PowerPoint. Other Presentation software may also be used to view and manage PPT files like KIngsoft Presentation and Open Office. To view through other programs, it may require the user to convert the PPTX file to another format.

how to open a .pptx file?

Launch a .pptx file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .pptx file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .pptx files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .pptx file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .pptx file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .pptx file association errors

applications that open a .pptx file

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 with ScreenCam plug-in

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 with ScreenCam plug-in

ScreenCam, formerly Lotus/IBM ScreenCam, is a Screen cast tool for Microsoft Windows that is utilized to create software demonstrations, software simulations, branched scenarios, and tutorials in .swf - also known as Adobe Flash format. IBM Lotus was primarily the developer of the ScreenCam application, but now, the program is owned by SmartGuyz. Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 can be utilized to open or view the video content saved in an SCM file, though the ScreenCam plug-in needs to be installed. ScreenCam was mainly intended for users who need to create video-oriented instructional materials. The ScreenCam plug-in was developed by SmartGuyz for users of Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 to incorporate SCM files into their MS PowerPoint presentations. Files with .scm extension are ScreenCam screen recording files having video content created from screen capture sequences. These screen capture videos can be generated with the use of the ScreenCam screen capture application. This program is capable to make documentation on the PC screen and adapt the recorded video content into viewable video files stored in the SCM format. The Stream Cam application can be utilized to stream the video content of files with the .scm extension.
Microsoft Office PowerPoint

Microsoft Office PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint is the name of an owned software presentation program developed by Microsoft. It is utilized to create slideshows, on-screen projections, for printing or Web based displays. It was officially released on May 22, 1990 as a part of the Microsoft Office suite, and runs on Microsoft Windows and Apple's Mac OS X operating system. The present versions are Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010 for Windows and Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2011 for Mac. Files with the PPTM format are utilized to indicate macro-enabled presentation files made by Microsoft PowerPoint, popular software used to make presentations with the use of slide shows. Microsoft PowerPoint also supports the use of other media objects such as audio and video files, images, hyperlinks and other multimedia objects that can be freely arranged. It may also be shown live on a computer, and navigated through at the command of the presenter. Files with the .PPTM extension are saved as presentations and not as slide shows alone, it may be viewed and edited thru its authoring software called PowerPoint. The said files also enable macro features like marketing, business, and academic presentation materials. Other Presentation software may also be used to view and manage PPT files like Kingsoft Presentation and Open Office. It may require the user to convert the PPT file to another format to view through other programs.
Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer

Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer

Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer is a program utilized to work on presentations for computers that do not have PowerPoint installed. Office PowerPoint Viewer is an added by default application to the same disk or network location that contains one or more presentations packaged by using the Package for CD feature. PowerPoint Viewer is installed by default with a Microsoft Office 2003 installation for use with the Package for CD feature. The PowerPoint Viewer file is also available for download from the Microsoft Office Online Web site. Presentations are protected with password for opening or modifying; it can be opened by PowerPoint Viewer. The Package for CD feature permits packaging any password-protected file or location a new password for all packaged presentations. PowerPoint Viewer prompts for a password if the file is open password-protected. PowerPoint Viewer supports opening presentations made using PowerPoint 97 and later versions. In addition, it supports all file content except OLE objects and scripting. PowerPoint Viewer is currently only available for computers running on Microsoft Windows.
Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is an office suite of desktop applications, servers and services, released by Microsoft on August 1, 1989 for the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. Originally, the first version of Microsoft Office contained Microsoft Word, a word processor and was previously considered the main program in Office; Microsoft Excel, a spreadsheet program that originally competed with the dominant Lotus 1-2-3; and Microsoft PowerPoint, a popular presentation program for Windows and Mac.; a marketing term for a bundled set of applications. As years passed by, Office applications have grown significantly closer with shared features such as a common spell checker, Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) data integration and Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications scripting language. Microsoft also positions Office as a development platform for line-of-business software under the Office Business Applications brand. The current versions are Office 2010 for Windows, released on June 15, 2010; and Office 2011 for Mac OS X, released October 26, 2010.The new Office 2013 (version 15 of the Office suite) is reported to be released around December 2012.
Ability Office

Ability Office

The Ability Office contains 3 core applications, a Word Processor, Spreadsheet and Presentation. Users can work from home, which allows files to be edited and exchanged with users in the office. It is compatible with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010,. With similar interface, users can also load, save and edit in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint. As a Word processor, it has grammar checking, autospelling and autocorrect, with indexing, TOC, task panes, sections and WriteFX effects. It also has vector drawing layer, autoshapes, linked frames and tables. As a spreadsheet, it ha pivot table wizard, vector drawing later and autoshapes, It can set print area, preview page breaks, and a cell property pane, as well as more than 250 built-in functions and 25 different chart types. As a presentation, it can export PDF, XPS, HTML Web album and image used in slides, has a thumb outliner, slide sorter, and master slide view, autoshapes, pictures, charts and WriteFX effects, The software also has Photopaint which is used in photo and image editing. As a major feature, it accepts Adobe PDF files within any application which allows security in original documents for quick online publishing.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .pptx files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .pptx. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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